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Air purifiers often need demystification when consumers start shopping. Many products claim to purify indoor air, but many of them produce lackluster results. Understanding how air purifiers work and the criteria with which you should choose one for your Martinsburg, West Virginia, home will help you make an informed decision.

Why Do Air Purifiers Matter?

Did you know that, in some cases, indoor air quality is poorer than outdoor air quality? Since homes don’t get much fresh air, pollutants and contaminants can build up in rooms, ducts, and other areas, especially behind and under furniture. They can also gather in your HVAC system, and then get distributed throughout your home.

Air purifiers help zap those pollutants so you don’t have to breathe them in. While they’re most helpful for consumers with asthma or allergies, they can benefit every family member’s respiratory health. However, the type you choose will determine the purifier’s effectiveness.

Should You Choose Portable or Whole-Home Air Purifiers?

You can pick up an air purifier at any big box store, but it’s not nearly as effective as a whole-home air purifier. For one thing, the portable version only works in a small area. Unless you have one in every room in your home — and sometimes more than one if you have a large room — you won’t experience much difference in indoor air quality.

Whole-home air purifiers work in concert with the rest of your HVAC system to neutralize harmful contaminants. They operate without any user intervention, which means you don’t have to turn them on and off or adjust them in any way. Plus, they cover every inch of your home, allow you to sleep peacefully — and sneeze-free — at night.

What Do Air Purifiers Guard Against?

The best air purifiers on the market, such as the Aprilaire Model 5000, can tackle numerous types of contaminants. For instance, if mold develops in your home or on your AC coils, the air purifier can eliminate those spores so you don’t have to breathe them in. The same goes for pet dander, which serves as a significant allergen. You might love Fluffy, but you don’t want to have a coughing fit every time you walk through your front door.

Air purifiers can also zap even more harmful contaminants. Pathogens, such as bacterial and viral particles, get neutralized in an air filter, which reduces your chances of getting sick or passing on illnesses to other family members. Air purifiers work on pollen, as well, which can become a problem in the fall and spring, and they help manage dust.

Do You Need an Air Purifier?

Most homes can benefit from air filters. Improved indoor air quality can prevent sleep disruption, reduce respiratory discomfort, and provide long-term health benefits. If one or more of your family members suffer from allergies or asthma, you’ll definitely want to let us know so we can help you choose an air purifier.

We install air purifiers for many of our customers who have grown tired of poor indoor air quality. They want the air in their home to be fresh and clean so they can enjoy their time indoors. Our trained technicians can help you better understand your air quality needs so you can make an informed decision.

How Do You Choose an Air Purifier?

Numerous air purifiers exist. We recommend tried-and-tested models like the Aprilaire Model 5000. Independent studies have verified its superiority in eliminating contaminants and protecting your home. However, you might not want to select a purifier on your own. We can help you choose the right model based on your home’s size, configurations, and other features, including the existing HVAC system.

We always recommend professional installation of air purifiers. If you try to do it yourself, you could cause damage to your home or render the unit inoperable, and our technicians know how to install them quickly and easily. To learn more about our indoor air quality services, call Griffith Energy Services at 888-474-3391. We’ll help you improve your air quality and choose the right products for your home and family.

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